Young Newcastle United striker Adam Armstrong only just turned 19 earlier this month and he has told The Sun that he has talked to his hero Wayne Rooney and he hopes to emulate what Wayne has done in football – which is a lot.
Adam has set the League One alight this season with his loan spell at Coventry City and he has 19 goals in 27 appearances for the Sky Blues and that will do him the world of good in his football development.
Adam Armstrong – a future Wayne Rooney?
This is what young Adam has told The Sun:
“Rooney is the type of player who likes to drop in and get on the ball. I think I’m capable of doing that. I met Rooney when I went away with the England U-18s.”
“He came into one of our meetings. I stayed behind and asked him questions about what I need to do to improve myself.”
“He said to just keep doing what I was doing, stay behind after training, do your finishing stuff and things will go well.”
“I started at Old Trafford for Newcastle so he said he knew of me, which was a massive thing. He said he had watched clips and I popped up on one of the goals.”
” He said ‘You always get across the front post, keep doing that and you’ll get a lot of goals’.”
“He’s scored over 50 goals for England which is a massive achievement. I know it’s every kid’s dream, but I think if I keep doing what I’m doing I don’t see why I can’t.”
Adam is another local lad trying to make it to the Newcastle first team, but there are not many who achieve that – and we have recently seen another local striker Adam Campbell look very good as a teenager, but fail along the way.
Adam has now left Newcastle and is at Notts County and still only 21.
So nothing is ever certain in football, but Adam does have a very good chance of becoming a great player for Newcastle United.
And he seems to understand that he needs to keep his head down, keep doing what he’s been doing and not get carried away with his own success.
The local lad can help us next season, when he should be ready to fight for his place in the Newcastle first team.
Adam has played 19 times for Newcastle so far, but is yet to score his first goal for his home town club.
It’s a big ambition for the 19 year-old but there again you never achieve much in life unless you aim for the stars.